Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
AaronB123

Tile floor bad for theater/music room?

Recommended Posts

AaronB123    281

You might try to lay some blankets around where you think the best spot for the rugs might be. It would be much cheaper than buying rugs to experiment.

That's actually a really good idea! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ceptorman    6785

 

You might try to lay some blankets around where you think the best spot for the rugs might be. It would be much cheaper than buying rugs to experiment.

That's actually a really good idea! 

 

Your room might be fine with a little EQ. Just curious, will you have a sub with your La Scalas?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AaronB123    281

 

 

You might try to lay some blankets around where you think the best spot for the rugs might be. It would be much cheaper than buying rugs to experiment.

That's actually a really good idea! 

 

Your room might be fine with a little EQ. Just curious, will you have a sub with your La Scalas?

 

Yes I do currently I have the Velodyne CT-150 paired with it. Later on down the line I may upgrade to the Klipsch R-115SW

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
derrickdj1    6640

Put the blanket under and in front of the speaker.  This will help with floor bounce.  When it comes to treating rooms, find a happy compromise.  I certainly am not going to put bass traps, absorbers and difussers in my family room.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
babadono    2036

Put the blanket under and in front of the speaker.  This will help with floor bounce.  When it comes to treating rooms, find a happy compromise.  I certainly am not going to put bass traps, absorbers and difussers in my family room.

Yea the boss will not allow it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
AaronB123    281

Put the blanket under and in front of the speaker. This will help with floor bounce. When it comes to treating rooms, find a happy compromise. I certainly am not going to put bass traps, absorbers and difussers in my family room.

When you say floor bounce do you mean the way the speakers wobble when on a tile floor?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When you say floor bounce do you mean the way the speakers wobble when on a tile floor?

 

 

Pretty sure he's just talking about sound bouncing off the floor.  

Edited by MetropolisLakeOutfitters

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
derrickdj1    6640

NO, floor bounce is the soundwaves bouncing off the floor which is a room reflection.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On April 20, 2016 at 2:48 PM, AaronB123 said:

I have to be honest I really don't believe I know enough to get into the manual mode and change things around. I really would have no idea what I was doing and might end up doing more harm than good. 

 

One thing that I do when letting the avr do it's auto calibration which is a little trick I learned on AVSforum is tape the mic to my forehead so it's really right in the sweet spot of the listening area instead of putting it on the headrest of the couch where it states you should put it in the manual. Is that a bad idea? Of course, I don't cover the mic with tape or anything like that. 

 

You're not going to screw it up and if you do you can reset it and start over.  Here's a good place to start.  It gives you step by step instructions for MCACC.  http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/1112470-official-pioneer-mcacc-thread.html  

Don't tape it to your forehead.  I took a furring strip, made an "L" with it and tape the microphone to the horizontal portion at ear level and wrap the vertical part with a  towel and wedge it between the sections of my sectional.  I have a tiled room where I have my set up too.  You won't be able to eliminate it all, but you can do a lot and get decent sound.  I have an area rug but because of the way the room is set up the area to walk through is where the first reflection point hits the tile.  I have panels catching the rear reflections and side ones and that gave me a noticeable improvement.  Helped with clarity and a lot of the background detail.  I just put some small round felt pads from Home Depot, under the RC-7 center channel since it's on a mahogany table and under the RF-5 towers and it didn't improve audio clarity but I'm hearing a lot more detail.  I watched parts of the second and third Transformers movies and I was hearing details I never heard before. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
derrickdj1    6640

Ask question if you need help.  I have been using manual mode for years and know it well.  Others here can also help.:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RoboKlipsch    365

i realize this is an old thread....floors often have carpet and when they do...ceiling treatment is usually minimal or none

if the floor is hard then treating the ceiling is key.  many recording studios have hard floors and ceiling panels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×